Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Projects from the Past : TEMPTATION

  • Finished: July 2005

  • Winner of the ATEXINC Excellence in Marketable Textile Design award given by The International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Design Exhibition, 2005

  • Material: 100% Silk Charmeuse (skirt)/ 100% Silk Habotai (bodice)

This is a digitally designed and printed dress. I made this when I was in the master's course. The printing pattern was designed by myself. Part of the famous painting "Adam and Eve" by Albrecht Dürer was incorporated into the pattern with other elements I drew with Adobe illustrator. After that the it was printed on pre-treated silk charmeuse and silk habotai using a large fabric printer.

Using the digital design, complicated designs can be placed on seam and still be continuous across the seamlines. (I was going blind to match the patterns when I sewed them together, though.)

Projects from the Past : BLOSSOM

  • Finished: November 2004

  • Material: 100% Silk Double Georgette

  • The zipper is hidden under the curvy seam at the back

Some progress shots..

  • Draping the pattern

  • Muslin fitting